I was originally trained as a furniture maker after studying under the mastery of Murray Zuk. I then became a finisher under the direction of Ron Oates and Peter Anderson. In larger scale projects, I gained construction experience in projects spanning from Canada to the United States and New Zealand. I then became a construction manager after years of estimation, consulting and supervising and general construction management.

From the management of high-rises and multi-million dollar budgets to the standard home renovation, all are treated with the same care, professionalism, thoroughness, attention to detail and primary focus on quality. Throughout my career in construction, I've built a reputation for honesty, integrity, fairness and accuracy, with trades and suppliers as well as clients.


  • Reinject professionalism into the construction industry

  • Improve the quality of training for apprentices

  • Improve the overall quality of work performed in the industry

  • Continually acquire and improve business skills

Insights for the Client

What Should You Look For In a Carpentry Joiner?

  1. Years and Range of Experience:
    Due to the nature of our work, the most competent carpentry joiner is someone who has experienced many different projects and circumstances. That usually equates to several years of service, both in renovation and new construction. Issues arise that require experienced eyes and hands for successful resolution. Sometimes this involves knowing how the structure was built without seeing it, or knowing the characteristics and properties of numerous products that may better suit an installation.

  2. Skill Levels:
    It is one thing to own a lot of tools, but quite another to be a fine craftsman. A few basic tools in the hands of a craftsman will always win out over numerous power tools. We all use power tools when appropriate, however, we also know when not to. The point is: tools can't replace skill.

  3. Ability to Resolve Issues:
    Success should always be measured by client satisfaction. Clients are often not aware that what they have requested is detrimental to their needs or may not be possible. I look for an individual who can understand what a customer truly wishes and is creative about solving any related issues while fulfilling the client's wish.

  4. Design Ability:
    Today's upscale homes play many roles on a daily basis. They are at times offices, boardrooms, meeting places, extended care facilities, schools, catering facilities and recreational areas. They also have to be places of solitude, serenity and creativity all at the same time. I believe the true test of a carpentry joiner is to be able to read the client(s), their needs and their requirements and design creative solutions that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

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